Thursday, January 28, 2016
This year has started out horribly for me.....at least as far as my fitness goals are concerned. Getting back on track seems like an insurmountable task.
I limped along through November and December because most of my focus was on my new job. It consumed most of my attention and energy and, as a result, took away from concentrating on working out. Like the hours of a day...I only have so much of myself to devote to what I consider important in my life. Good or bad; my job took priority. Not that I completely stopped working out, I just didn't do it with all the effort I needed to make progress.
Then I got sick.....the flu.....over two weeks worth.
No gym. No exercise. Hell...I couldn't even eat properly. My blood sugar went all over the chart. My muscle gains went bye-bye. I know some say that you shouldn't let a little virus keep you from the gym; but I know I wouldn't want some guy hacking and sneezing all over the weight benches, so I stayed home and infected my wife instead. I looked as bad as I felt. When you are young, you can skip a couple of weeks, or months, or years for that matter without seeing any significant difference. At my age...skip a few days and it's immediately noticeable.
Really sucks, but it is what it is.
Anyway....feeling better. Back at the gym, though easing into intensity because I don't want to hurt myself or throw my immune system in the toilet again. Today is a bit of cardio. Tomorrow I'll do a little lower body...maybe some ab work. I'm working on developing a program that I can fit around my work schedule and I'll talk about that a little in an upcoming video.
It's alright and it's comin' 'long.